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Arkansas State Bank Department

The mission of ASBD is to maintain a legal and regulatory structure for Arkansas's financial industry. This structure provides the public with convenient, safe and competitive banking, which fosters economic development within this State. Our mission is accomplished through efficient allocation of available human and other resources existing in our Examination, Information Technology and Administrative Services Divisions.

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Date Filed Type Applicant Location/Target Disposition
04/28/2021 Acquisition of Control of State Trust Company Farmers Bank and Trust Company, Magnolia, Columbia County, AR Community First Trust Company, Hot Springs, Garland County, AR Preliminary Approval 06/09/2021
04/26/2021 Branch Relocation Southern Bancorp Bank, Arkadelphia, Grant County, AR 403 State Hwy 18 East, Manila, Mississippi County, AR Preliminary Approval 05/12/2021
04/22/2021 SD Branch Relocation Simmons Bank, Pine Bluff, Jefferson County, AR 5950 Berkshire Lane, Suite 400, Dallas, Dallas County, TX Preliminary Approval 05/11/2021
04/07/2021 Branch Application First Security Bank, Searcy, White County, AR 7613 Rogers Avenue, Fort Smith, Sebastian County, AR Approved 04/23/2021
03/08/2021 Branch Application First Community Bank, Batesville, Independence County, AR 766 Harkrider Street, Conway, Faulkner County, AR Approved 03/24/2021
03/02/2021 Branch Application Southern Bancorp Bank, Arkadelphia, Clark County, AR 3002 Hardy Street, Suite 101, Hattiesburg, Forrest County, MS Approved 03/18/2021
02/25/2021 Branch Application Armor Bank, Forrest City, St. Francis County, AR 4538 Central Avenue, Hot Springs, Garland County, AR Approved 03/16/2021
02/25/2021 Branch Application Armor Bank, Forrest City, St. Francis County, AR 3948 Central Avenue, Suite D, Hot Springs, Garland County, AR Approved 03/16/2021
02/24/2021 Merger Southern Bancorp Bank, Arkadelphia, Clark County, AR Arkansas County Bank, DeWitt, Arkansas County, AR Board Approved 04/13/2021
02/12/2021 Branch Application CS Bank, Eureka Springs, Carroll County, AR 18565 State Highway 37, Cassville, Barry County, MO Approved 03/02/2021
02/02/2021 Branch Application Encore Bank, Little Rock, Pulaski County, AR 5960 Berkshire Lane, Suite 1100, Dallas, Dallas County, TX Approved 02/22/2021
01/20/2021 Branch Application Merchants & Farmers Bank, Dumas, Desha County, AR 300 North Main Street, Benton, Saline County, AR Approved 02/05/2021
01/14/2021 Branch Application Encore Bank, Little Rock, Pulaski County, AR 3720 S. Weller, Suite 500, Springfield, Greene County, MO Approved 02/01/2021
Date Filed Type Applicant Location/Target Disposition
12/28/2020 Branch Application Encore Bank, Little Rock, Pulaski County, AR 4217 Camp Bowie Boulevard, Suite 100, Fort Worth, Tarrant County, TX Approved - 01/14/21
12/18/2020 Change in Control Harry Lee Hastings, III State Holding Company, Little Rock, AR Approved - 01/12/21
12/02/2020 Branch Application Farmers Bank and Trust Company, Magnolia, Columbia County, AR 1375 NE Loop 286, Paris, Lamar County, TX Approved - 12/18/20
11/24/2020 Branch Application Encore Bank, Little Rock, Pulaski County, AR 301 West Avenue, Suite 120, Austin, Travis County, TX Approved - 12/14/20
11/10/2020 Branch Application Simmons Bank, Pine Bluff, Jefferson County, AR 1222 Demonbreun Street, Suite 105, Nashville, Davidson County, TN Approved - 11/30/20
11/09/2020 Branch Application Simmons Bank, Pine Bluff, Jefferson County, AR 8319 Preston Road, Dallas, Dallas County, TX Approved - 11/30/20
10/30/2020 Branch Application Simmons Bank, Pine Bluff, Jefferson County, AR 208 East Taliaferro Street, Madill, Marshall County, OK Approved - 11/16/20
10/29/2020 Change in Control John Stephen Jones Chambers Bancshares, Inc., Danville, Yell County, Arkansas Preliminary Approval - 11/20/20
10/29/2020 Change in Control 2020 Chambers Family Limited Partnership, LLLP Chambers Bancshares, Inc., Danville, Yell County, Arkansas Preliminary Approval - 11/20/20
10/19/2020 Purchase and Assumption Armor Bank, Forrest City, St. Francis County, AR The Farmers and Merchants Bank location 33 West Main Street, Marianna, Lee County, AR Approved - 11/10/20
10/19/2020 Change in Control Catherine Hastings Owen State Holding Company, Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkanas Preliminary Approval - 11/04/20
09/09/2020 Branch Application Farmers Bank and Trust Company, Magnolia, Columbia County, AR 3345 Hwy 5 North, Bryant, Saline County, AR Approved - 09/25/20
09/04/2020 Branch Relocation Centennial Bank, Conway, Faulkner County, AR 4601 Sheridan Street, Suite 100, Hollywood, Broward County, FL Approved - 09/21/20
09/02/2020 Relocation of Main Office - In City Logan County Bank, Scranton, Logan County, AR 524 Main Street, Scranton, Logan County, AR Approved - 09/21/20
08/26/2020 Relocation of Main Office Premier Bank of Arkansas, Marion, Crittenden County, AR 2508 East Highland Drive, Jonesboro, Craighead County, AR Approved - 10/15/20
08/07/2020 Branch Relocation (SD) Centennial Bank, Conway, Faulkner County, AR 690 Bald Eagle Drive, Marco Island, Collier County, FL Preliminary Approval 08/25/20
07/31/2020 Branch Application First Community Bank, Batesville, Independence County, AR 17820 Chenal Parkway, Little Rock, Pulaski County, AR Approved - 08/18/20
07/28/2020 Relocation of Main Office - In City Encore Bank, Little Rock, Pulaski County, AR 1801 Rahling Road, Suite 100, Little Rock, Pulaski County, AR Approved - 09/21/20
07/27/2020 Branch Relocation (SD) Arvest Bank, Fayetteville, Washington County, AR SE Corner of Linwood Boulevard and Prospect Avenue, Kansas City, Jackson County, MO Preliminary Approved - 08/12/20
07/24/2020 Branch Application Partners Bank, Helena, Phillips County, AR 3632 Johnson Mill Blvd, #107, Springdale, Washington County, AR Approved - 08/10/20
07/10/2020 Relocation of Main Office - In City RiverBank, Pocahontas, Randolph County, AR 203 West Broadway, Pocahontas, Randolph County, AR Approved - 08/10/20
07/01/2020 Branch Application The Farmers and Merchants Bank, Stuttgart, Arkansas County, AR 3100 Southwest Dr, Jonesboro, Craighead County, AR Approved - 07/20/20
06/23/2020 Branch Relocation Chambers Bank, Danville, Yell County, AR 316 Union Street, Dardanelle, Yell County, AR Preliminary Approval 07/10/20
05/27/2020 Branch Relocation Armor Bank, Forrest City, St. Francis County, AR 1402 East Highland, Jonesboro, Craighead County, AR Preliminary Approval - 06/12/20
04/28/2020 Branch Arvest Bank, Fayetteville, Washington County, AR Corner of Arkansas Highway 12 & SW Eden Brooke St, Bentonville, Benton Co, AR Approved - 05/14/20
04/03/2020 Branch Relocation (SD) Encore Bank, Little Rock, Pulaski County, AR 2211 Browns Lane, Jonesboro, Craighead County, AR Preliminary Approval 04/20/20
04/03/2020 Branch First Community Bank, Batesville, Independence County, AR 8101 Hwy 49, Brookland, Craighead County, AR Approved - 04/20/20
03/30/2020 Branch Encore Bank, Little Rock, Pulaski County, AR 112 West Center Street, Suite 600, Fayetteville, Washington County, AR Approved - 04/15/20
03/12/2020 Branch Arvest Bank, Fayetteville, Washington County, AR 2885 Prince St, Conway, Faulkner County, AR Approved - 03/30/20
02/19/2020 Branch Relocation (SD) The Citizens Bank, Batesville, Independence Co,AR 555 West Gaines Street, Monticello, Drew County, AR Preliminary Approval 03/06/20
02/11/2020 Branch Relocation (SD) Centennial Bank, Conway, Faulkner County, AR 1301 Rebsamen Park Road, Little Rock, Pulaski County, AR Preliminary Approval 02/28/20
02/06/2020 Branch Relocation (SD) FNBC Bank, Ash Flat, Sharp County, AR 2631 Race St, Jonesboro, Craighead County, Arkansas Preliminary Approval 02/24/20
01/27/2020 Branch Arvest Bank, Fayetteville, AR 201 Robert S Kerr Ave, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma Approved - 02/12/2020
01/16/2020 Branch Encore Bank, Little Rock, AR 5100 W. JB Hunt Drive, Suite 820, Rogers, Benton County, Arkansas Approved - 02/03/20
01/15/2020 Branch The Citizens Bank, Batesville, AR 8000 Cantrell Road, Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas Approved - 02/03/20
Date Filed Type Applicant Location/Target Disposition
12/26/2019 Branch Relocation (SD) Bank OZK, Little Rock, AR 550 S. Andrews, Ft Lauderdale, Broward County, FL Preliminary Approval 01/13/20
11/22/2019 Branch Relocation (SD) The Citizens Bank, Batesville, AR 329 Highway 425N, Monticello, Drew County, AR Approved - 12/10/19
11/22/2019 Branch Relocation (SD) The Citizens Bank, Batesville, AR 555 West Gaines Street, Monticello, Drew County, AR Approved - 12/10/19
11/19/2019 Branch Generations Bank 600 SW 41st St, Bentonville, Benton Co, AR Approved 12/09/19
11/07/2019 Branch First Community Bank, Batesville, AR 220 East Ridge Ave, Harrison, Boone County, AR Approved - November 25, 2019
11/06/2019 Merger Simmons Bank, Pine Bluff, AR Landmark Bank, Columbia, Boone County, AR Approved 01/16/20
10/25/2019 Branch Chambers Bank, Danville, AR 3505 Central Avenue, Hot Springs, AR Approved 11/12/19
10/25/2019 Branch Simmons Bank, Pine Bluff, AR 2911 Turtle Creek Blvd, Suite 880, Dallas, TX Approved 11/12/19
10/14/2019 Branch Encore Bank, Little Rock, AR 2221 Hill Park Cove, Suite B, Jonesboro, Arkansas Approved - October 31, 2019
10/03/2019 Branch Farmers Bank and Trust Company, Magnolia, AR 1606 Hollensworth St, Magnolia, Arkansas Approved - 10/21/2019
09/24/2019 Trust Powers First Financial Bank, El Dorado, AR N/A Approved 10/16/19
09/17/2019 Branch Relocation Centennial Bank, Conway, AR South County Hwy 393, South of Hwy 98, Santa Rosa Beach, FL Preliminary Approval 10/03/19
09/13/2019 Branch First Community Bank, Batesville, AR 1089 Front St, Conway, Faulkner, County, AR Approved 09/30/19
09/12/2019 Branch Chambers Bank, Danville, AR 1950 E Oak Street, Conway, Faulkner County, AR Approved 09/30/19
08/21/2019 Branch Armor Bank, Forrest City, AR 1814 Executive Square, Jonesboro, AR Approved 09/09/19
08/14/2019 Merger First Financial Bank, El Dorado, AR The First National Bank of Wynne, Wynne, AR Approved - 10/17/19
07/25/2019 Branch Arvest Bank, Fayetteville, AR NE Corner Lucile Ln & Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Shawnee, KS Approved 08/12/19
07/25/2019 Branch Arvest Bank, Fayetteville, AR SE Corner of 151st St & Murlen Rd, Olathe, Johnson Co, KS Approved 08/12/19
07/15/2019 Merger Chambers Bank, Danville, AR River Town Bank, Dardanelle, AR Approved 08/22/19
07/15/2019 Merger Armor Bank, Forrest City, AR First Delta Bank, Marked Tree, AR Approved 08/22/19
06/24/2019 Merger Farmers Bank and Trust Company, Magnolia, AR Bank of Prescott, Prescott, AR Approved - 10/17/19
05/21/2019 Branch Relocation Farmers Bank and Trust Company, Magnolia, AR 750 N. Preston Road, Prosper, TX Preliminary Approval - 06/07/19
05/20/2019 SD - Branch Relocation RiverWind Bank, Augusta, AR 1241 W. Beebe Capps Expy, Searcy, AR Preliminary Approval - 06/06/19
05/13/2019 Change in Control Big Creek Bancshares, Inc., Moro, AR Tyronza Bancshares, Inc., Marked Tree, AR Preliminary Approval - 06/24/19
05/07/2019 Change in Control Chambers Bancshares, Inc. Danville, Arkansas Bank of Dardanelle Bankshares, Inc., Dardanelle, AR Prel Apvl 06/14/2019
05/06/2019 Branch Relocation Bank OZK, Little Rock, Arkansas 305 North Jackson, Magnolia, Columbia Co, Arkansas Approved 05/22/2019
05/06/2019 SD - Branch Relocation Farmers Bank and Trust Company, Magnolia, AR 201 East Third Street, Hope, Hempstead Co, Arkansas Approved 05/22/2019
05/03/2019 Branch Premier Bank of Arkansas, Marion, AR 2508 East Highland Drive, Jonesboro, AR Preliminary Approval - 05/20/2019
04/26/2019 Conversion Fidelity Bank 330 West Broadway St, West Memphis, AR Board Approved 06/27/2019
04/23/2019 SD - Branch Relocation Chambers Bank, Danville, Arkansas 8210 Phoenix Avenue, Fort Smith, Arkansas Preliminary Approval - 05/09/2019
04/18/2019 Branch Bank OZK, Little Rock, Arkansas 2227 Gallatin Pike North, Madison, TN Approved 05/06/2019
04/18/2019 Branch Relocation Arvest Bank, Fayetteville, AR Corner of Bannister Rd & Hillcrest Rd, Kansas City, MO Preliminary Approval - 05/09/2019
04/11/2019 Branch Relocation Farmers Bank and Trust Company, Magnolia, AR 419 E. First Street, Lewisville, AR Preliminary Approval - 04/29/2019
03/25/2019 Change in Control Stone Bancshares, Inc, Mtn View, AR DBT Financial Corporation, DeWitt, AR Prel Apvl 05/02/2019
03/25/2019 Merger Stone Bank, Mountain View, AR DeWitt Bank and Trust Co, DeWitt, AR Board approved 05/02/2019
03/21/2019 Branch Southern Bancorp Bank 118 Elm St, Glenwood, AR Approved 04/08/19
03/21/2019 Branch Bank OZK 16772 FM 2493, Suite 300 Tyler, TX Approved 04/08/19
03/19/2019 Branch Relocation First Service Bank, Greenbrier, AR 700 Hardin Road, Little Rock, AR Prel Apvl 04/03/2019
03/12/2019 Branch The Capital Bank, Little Rock, AR 5100 Kavanaugh Boulevard, Little Rock, AR Approved 03/28/2019
03/11/2019 Change in Control Boyd Rothwell & Diana Gay Rothwell, Little Rock, AR Capital Bancshares, Inc., Little Rock, AR Prel Apvl 03/27/2019
03/06/2019 Change in Control Cross County Bancshares, Inc., Wynne, AR Central Bank, Little Rock, AR Prel Apvl 03/25/2019
03/05/2019 Branch Bank OZK 17701 Biscayne Boulevard, Aventura, FL Approved 03/21/2019
03/05/2019 Branch Bank OZK 3288 South 3rd Street, Jacksonville Beach, FL Approved 03/21/2019
03/05/2019 Branch Bank OZK 2227 Gallatin Park North, Madison, TN Withdrawn
03/05/2019 Branch Bank OZK 824 Cleveland Avenue, East Point, GA Approved 03/21/2019
03/05/2019 Branch Bank OZK 2922 Clairmont Road, Brookhaven, GA Approved 03/21/2019
03/05/2019 Branch Bank OZK 3579 Memorial Drive, Decatur, GA Approved 03/21/2019
03/05/2019 Branch Bank OZK 3215 Peachtree Road, NE, Atlanta, GA Approved 03/21/2019
03/05/2019 Branch Bank OZK 3215 Peachtree Road, NE, Atlanta, GA Approved 03/21/2019
03/04/2019 Merger The Farmers and Merchants Bank, Stuttgart, AR Integrity First Bank, National Association, Mountain Home, AR Board approved 05/02/2019
02/25/2019 Branch Arvest Bank, Fayetteville, AR SW Corner of 95th Street & Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, KS Approved 03/13/2019
02/19/2019 Branch First Community Bank 222 E. Washington Ave, Jonesboro, AR Approved 03/07/2019
02/06/2019 Branch Southern Bancorp Bank, Arkadelphia, AR 1017 Highway 270 East, Mount Ida, AR Approved 02/25/2019
01/31/2019 Branch Relocation Bank OZK 1230 Creekshire Way, Winston-Salem, NC Approved 02/19/2019
01/30/2019 Branch First Security Bank, Searcy, AR 209 West Main Street, Russellville, AR Approved 02/15/2019
01/23/2019 Branch First NaturalState Bank, McGehee, AR 703 Meador Drive, Dumas, AR Approved 02/08/2019
01/22/2019 Branch Arvest Bank, Fayetteville, AR 860 South Constitution Avenue, Ashdown, AR Approved 02/07/2019
01/11/2019 Branch First Community Bank, Batesville, AR 8201 Ranch Boulevard, Suite B4, Little Rock, AR Approved 01/28/2019
01/10/2019 Branch Anstaff Bank, Green Forest, AR 777 Highway 62 East, Mountain Home, Arkansas Approved 01/28/2019
Date Filed Type Applicant Location/Target Disposition
12/31/2018 Main Office Relocation Generations Bank, Hampton, AR 3710 Southern Hills Boulevard, Ste 100, Rogers, AR Board approved 02/28/2019
12/20/2018 SD Branch Relocation Farmers Bank and Trust Company, Magnolia, AR 5600 Richmond Road, Texarkana, AR Approved 01/08/2019
12/14/2018 Branch Chambers Bank, Danville, AR 2622 Fayetteville Road, Van Buren, AR Approved 01/02/2019
12/13/2018 Branch First State Bank of DeQueen, DeQueen, AR 122 Fagan/239 Highway 70 East, Glenwood, AR Approved 12/31/2018
12/07/2018 Merger Simmons Bank, Pine Bluff, AR Reliance Bank, Des Peres, MO Board approved 02/28/2019
11/28/2018 SD Branch Relocation The Citizens Bank, Batesville, AR 655 St. Louis Street, Batesville, AR Prel Apvl 12/12/2018
11/01/2018 SD Branch Relocation Centennial Bank, Conway, AR 1222 North Arkansas Avenue, Russellville, AR Prel Apvl 11/19/2018
10/23/2018 Branch FNBC Bank, Ash Flat, AR 1118 Windover Road, Jonesboro, AR Approved 11/08/2018
10/16/2018 Branch Simmons Bank, Pine Bluff, AR 601 East Third Street, Little Rock, AR Approved 11/01/2018
10/04/2018 Branch Centennial Bank, Conway, AR 1165 West 49th Street, Hialeah, FL Approved 10/22/2018
10/02/2018 Branch Signature Bank of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 3712 Pinnacle Hills Parkway, Rogers, AR Approved 10/18/2018
10/01/2018 Branch Armor Bank, Forrest City, AR 7401 Cantrell Road, Little Rock, AR Approved 10/17/2018
09/24/2018 Branch Gateway Bank 6110 Highway 5 North, Bryant, AR Approved 10/10/2018
09/06/2018 SD Branch Relocation Gateway Bank 1402 Martin Luther King Boulevard, Malvern, AR Prel Apvl 09/24/2018
09/06/2018 Branch Diamond Bank, Murfreesboro, AR 23 Elm Street, Hector, AR Approved 09/24/2018
09/04/2018 Conversion Helena National Bank HNB Bank, 302 Cherry Street, Helena, Arkansas Board approved 10/18/2018
08/30/2018 Purchase & Assumption First Community Bank, Batesville, AR Guaranty Bank, location 21196 Hwy 71 S., Pineville, MO Approved 09/17/2018
08/16/2018 Branch Armor Bank, Forrest City, AR 2300 Cottondale Ln, Ste 250, Little Rock, AR Approved 09/04/2018
08/14/2018 Branch First Western Bank, Booneville, AR 7322 West Sunset Avenue, Suite D, Springdale, AR Approved 08/30/2018
08/06/2018 Branch First Community Bank, Batesville, AR 2525 McLain Street, Newport, AR Approved 08/27/2018
08/03/2018 Branch Bodcaw Bank, Stamps, AR 2125 North Jackson, Magnolia, AR Approved 08/27/2018
06/25/2018 SD Branch Relocation Arvest Bank, Fayetteville, AR 815 North Arkansas Avenue, Russellville, AR Prel Apvl 07/12/2018
06/14/2018 Branch First Security Bank, Searcy, AR 720 Garrison Avenue, Fort Smith, AR Approved 07/02/2018
06/04/2018 Branch The Citizens Bank, Batesville, AR 17300 Chenal Parkway, Suite 320, Little Rock, AR Approved 06/20/2018
05/15/2018 Change in Control Legacy BancShares, Inc., Springdale, AR Gravett Bancshares, Inc., Gravette, AR Prel Apvl 06/14/2018
05/08/2018 Conversion Armor Bank, N.A., Forrest City, AR 715 North Washington Street, Forrest City, AR Board approved 06/28/2018
04/30/2018 Branch Arvest Bank, Fayetteville, AR Corner of East 106th Street North and N 138th E. Avenue, Owasso, OK Approved 05/16/2018
04/18/2018 Purchase & Assumption First Financial Bank, El Dorado, AR Bear State Bank location 600 Highway 71 South, Mena, AR Approved 05/04/2018
04/16/2018 SD Branch Relocation Bear State Bank, Little Rock, AR 600 Highway 71 South, Mena, AR Prel Apvl 05/02/2018
04/05/2018 SD Branch Relocation Arvest Bank, Fayetteville, AR 2602 West Gore Boulevard, Lawton, OK Prel Apvl 04/23/2018
04/02/2018 Change in Control Jeff Hobbs & Investment Group, Atlanta, TX Community State Bank, Bradley, AR Prel Apvl 12/12/2018
03/29/2018 Branch The Citizens Bank, Batesville, AR 1698 Higdon Ferry Road, Hot Springs, AR Approved 04/16/2018
03/28/2018 Branch First Security Bank, Searcy, AR SE Corner of Brockington Road & Indian Bay Drive, Sherwood, AR Approved 04/13/2018
03/28/2018 Branch Bank of Cave City, Cave City, AR 1141 East Main Street, Suite 100, Batesville, AR Approved 04/13/2018
03/20/2018 POE First State Bank, Crossett, Arkansas Evergreen Bancshares, Inc. Approved 03/20/2018
03/12/2018 Branch First Arkansas Bank & Trust, Jacksonville, AR 804 Hogan Lane, Conway, AR Approved 03/28/2018
03/09/2018 Merger Simmons Bank, Pine Bluff, AR Bank SNB, Stillwater, OK Board approved 05/03/2018
03/05/2018 Branch The Citizens Bank, Batesville, AR 3971 West Wedington Drive, Fayetteville, AR Approved 03/21/2018
02/27/2018 Branch Relocation Chambers Bank, Danville 4201 West New Hope Road, Rogers, AR Prel Apvl 03/15/2018
01/02/2018 Branch Application First Community Bank, Batesville, AR 301 East Main Street, Batesville, AR Approved 01/29/2018

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The State Bank Department was created by Act 113 of 1913. The Department is charged with regulating commercial banks with main offices in Arkansas. These 75 banks hold assets of over $131.7 billion as of March 31, 2021. The Department also is charged with supervising the bank holding companies of Arkansas state-chartered banks; state-chartered trust companies; regional and county industrial development corporations; industrial loan institutions; and capital development companies. The Department operates to ensure the safety and soundness of, and public confidence in, these institutions and organizations.


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